Błażewicz Jacek



Jacek Błażewicz, Professor and a vice-director (since 1987) of the Institute of Computing Science of Poznan University of Technology. He is also a professor at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of PAS. Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2002). Member of the Polish Informatics Society and Founding Member of the Polish Bioinformatics Society (president of the Revisory Committee – since 2008); Member of the Scientific Councils of IPI PAS and IChB PAS. He is also a vice-president of the Combinatorial Optimization Working Group of EURO (European Association of Operational Research Societies) – since 1995; a Honorary Coordinator of the Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine WG of EURO - since 2007 and a Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. Since 1997 he is an editor of the series International Handbooks on Information Systems at Springer and a member of editorial boards of 10 international journals (Parallel Computing, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Scheduling among others). Co-chairman of 35 international conferences (among others: Dagstuhl Symposium on Scheduling – 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004; Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing – Aussois – 1998, Marseille – 2001, 2008; Hangzhou – 2011; EURO Conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine – Rome – 2008; Nottingham – 2012). In the area of computer science and bioinformatics he published over 350 papers and books. His total citation number is over 3400 and h_index= 27 (according to ISI Citation Search). He was awarded EURO Gold Medal (1991) and the Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University of Siegen (2006). He is also a recipient of the State Award, 8 awards of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as well as the award of Division IV of PAS. In 2012 he was elevated to the position of IEEE Fellow. In 2012 a Copernicus Prize was bestowed upon him and in 2013 he was elected for a position of Vice-President of IFORS.



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